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Brewery News

  • Peak Ales - Peak Ales have successfully brewed a batch of Bakewell Best Bitter at their new, bigger brewery at Ashford in the Water. An open day is planned soon to celebrate!
  • IMG_5246 Sheffield Brewery - Following the brew day at Blue Bee, a number of Steel City Beer Festival organising committee members visited Sheffield Brewery to brew another beer to promote the upcoming ruby anniversary festival.
  • American-Five-Hop-1.1 Blue Bee Brewery - Two of our new beers are making the rounds of Sheffield pubs and beyond as November’s Beer Matters hits the press.
  • Intrepid Brewing Company - Intrepid is a new brewery that has set up in Brough (between Hope and Bradwell) and supplies beer to the Anglers Rest at Bamford, which is community owned, along with the free trade.
  • Wood Street Brewery - After a very busy and successful 2013 things settled down for us during 2014 and with the onset of 2015 approaching we will be revising all our core range and monthly specials.
  • Bud Ekins Kelham Island Brewery - Two great returning classics from the Kelham stable will be in the pubs for November.
  • Barley May launch Welbeck Abbey Brewery - With National Guide Dogs Week getting underway on the 4th October Steve Bowles a Worksop Guide Dog owner wanted to come up with an innovative way to raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity.
  • Toolmakers Brewery - Toolmakers Brewery and The Forest together will be having another weekend where our ales will be £2 a pint and guest ales at £2.50. This event will be happening on the 8th November 14.
  • Rob Lovatt and Graham Nelson(2) Thornbridge Brewery - The Great British Home Brew Challenge - the winning beer now available In Waitrose.
  • Acorn's assistant brewer Bruce Woodcock receives the gold award for Barnsley Bitter from SIBA chairman Guy Sheppard. Acorn Brewery - We've won an another award! Our Barnsley Bitter was voted Champion standard bitter at the SIBA Yorkshire and North East regional beer competition.

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Festivals

Steel City 40th Beer & Cider Festival

It’s our festival’s 40th birthday this year and we are looking at bringing you something special to celebrate. See the festival’s dedicated webpage for details.

Below is a guide to events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next few weeks.

Sheffield CAMRA’s Ruby Anniversary Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 29 Oct – Sat 1 Nov

NEW VENUE! The festival will this year be held at the much more atmospheric location of Kelham Island Industrial Museum, a fitting venue for a Steel City event!

Over 100 real ales plus a large selection of cider and perry will feature. The majority of our local breweries will have beer at the festival with some brewery bars, there will also be an interesting selection of beers from further afield. We aim for our beer list to cover the whole spectrum of beer styles and a mix of new/rare beers and old favourites.

Bars will be spread across the Upper Hall and a Marquee outside, there will also be an outdoor area hosting a variety of street food stalls.

Live music will be available at many sessions, organised by Saxbob (the real ale loving musician that runs the blues stage at Tramlines festival).

The festival will also have old fashioned pub games, retail stalls, our tombola and a CAMRA membership stand.

The festival is open 5pm to 11pm on Wednesday and Thursday, midday to 11pm Friday and Saturday. Please see separate advert/website for admission prices and more details.

Nearest bus routes – to Nursery Street (outside the Harlequin) buses 47/48/53/87 or to Gibralter Street (outside Shakespeare’s) buses 57/79/79A/81/82/84/85/85A. Nearest tram stop is Shalesmoor.

www.sheffieldcamra.org.uk/festival

White Lion, Heeley

Sat 1 – Sun 2 Nov

The White Lion holds one of their regular beer festivals, this is a classic pub and the bar has three sides, each in a different room, handpumps on all three bars will be filled with different beers to try on a ‘patriotic’ theme. There will also be live music on Saturday night. See their advert.

Wakefield beer festival

Thu 6 – Sat 8 Nov

Again held at the Space on Waldorf Way, this festival features around 110 real ales, cider &  perry and bottled beers. Note Friday night is advance tickets only, pay on door for all other sessions.

www.wakefieldcamra.org.uk/festival

Grimsby’s 1st CAMRA Beer Festival

Fri 7 – Sat 8 Nov

The inaugural Grimsby beer festival is being held at Bar Matrix on Bethlehem Street, a couple of minutes walk from Grimsby Town railway station (Sheffield-Cleethorpes trains stop here every hour) offering free admission to CAMRA members and a range of just over 20 real ales plus a small selection of ciders.

www.camragrimsby.btck.co.uk

Crookes Social Club

Fri 21 – Sun 23 Nov

The club’s first beer festival, this will feature a range of around 20 beers from South Yorkshire and live music on Friday and Saturday night. Admission is £3.50 (discounted to £2.50 for club members and CAMRA members) which includes a festival glass to keep. Note once you have a festival glass you can gain free entry to further sessions. The festival is open from 6pm Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday.

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Awards

  • Anglers Rest DPOTY July presentations - A select crowd headed out to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale for the presentation of our District Pub of the Year award.
  • gate troway Dronfield Pub of the Season Summer 2014 - Members of our Dronfield & District sub-branch have voted to award their Summer Pub of the Season to the Gate Inn at Troway.
  • P1020749 Pub of the Month May 2014 Presentation - The Closed shop team were presented with their winners certificate on an enjoyable evening that also featured a beer festival, games and a chip butty based buffet.

Pub News

  • 3tuns POTM 3 Three Tuns, Sheffield City Centre - Still under the Stephens’ Empire (ahem, Reet Ale Pubs) umbrella, the Three Tuns has recently seen the promotion of Kate Major to Imperial Overlord, following in the footsteps of Emperor Andy himself.
  • The Harley Hotel - The Harley Hotel, located across the road from the University of Sheffield tram stop, offers a bar that opens until the early hours all week, often with live music or DJs at night.
  • Uni Arms above University of Sheffield masterplan - As part of the University of Sheffield’s recently published Campus Masterplan, the University Arms could be demolished to make way for more university buildings. The largest of the three development options for the Hounsfield Site envisages the destruction of the building. The other two options, both smaller in size, retain the Arms. The masterplan includes […]
  • beer parlour pots Micropub news - If you are not familiar with the micropub concept, it is basically a small pub based in a converted shop unit where the operating costs are low, there is no entertainment, food is limited to bar snacks such as cheese, pork pies, crisps and nuts and the drinks range is a limited specialist selection including cask ales.
  • Dove & Rainbow - On the 4th November the Dove and Rainbow Team celebrate their 8th birthday, which is no mean feat in this day and age. Saturday the 8th is also the landlady Dawn’s 21st (!?) – you do the maths! So get yourselves down to help them celebrate in style with a pint or 3 of their […]
  • 6142e2a6-7342-4962-b8f8-34df0b6282a7 White Lion, Heeley - The White Lion in Heeley, Sheffield has been chosen as the Regional Finalist (Yorkshire, The North East and Scotland) for the Great British Pub Awards 2014, a prestigious annual event that takes place nationally.
  • West End - The team from the Fox & Duck in Broomhill are taking over the West End on Glossop Road on the 28th August. There will be a short closure to allow for a little refurb and rebrand.
  • thebrewhouse The Brewhouse - Sheffield's latest craft beer bar, The Brewhouse, has now opened it's doors. Behind the Brewhouse is Mark Simmonite, who also opened Henry's next door. Mark's ethos behind the Brewhouse is to give good beer the stage it deserves - enjoyed in a modern, stylish quality environment where all feel comfortable.

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Inn Brief

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    The White Hart at Bradwell is now under the management of Hawthorne Leisure and landlord James Bacon. The beer range includes Tetley Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wells Bombardier Bitter and a guest ale.

    Terry and Helen Bedford are now running the Sir William in Grindleford

    The Star in Tideswell is now run by Tim and Amy McVey.

    The Red Lion in Litton has a new landlady, Julie

    Tom is leaving the Anvil, Stannington at the end of the month

    The Shakey in Hillsborough now has real ale

    The Castle Inn at Bradway has now had work completed to replace the bar’s pipework, something managers Craig and Marie were keen to see done, as a result the temperature the real ale is being served at is more consistent. Although we had no reports of quality issues before, this is of course good news! A regularly changing range of 3 real ales are available and a discount is offered to CAMRA members. Recently featured have been a couple of green hopped beers, one from Abbeydale and one from Ossett.

    Rotherham CAMRA’s New York beer festival has been postponed due to an U19 football match subsequently being arranged at the stadium the same weekend. The new dates for the festival are 8th to 10th January. Check their website for the latest information.

    It is reported that the Sportsman on Cambridge Street has closed as a rock pub with the management moving around the corner to the former Yorkshireman pub (more recently known as Lions Lair).


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Campaign News

  • Uni Arms above University of Sheffield masterplan - As part of the University of Sheffield’s recently published Campus Masterplan, the University Arms could be demolished to make way for more university buildings. The largest of the three development options for the Hounsfield Site envisages the destruction of the building. The other two options, both smaller in size, retain the Arms. The masterplan includes […]
  • Pub heritage news - ‘Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs : Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest’  (2nd.Edition) was available at the recent CAMRA Great British Beer Festival at Olympia and is now available nationwide. The official launch is at Whitelocks, (Leeds), on 29th.August. In attendance will be the MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland. Greg is Chair of ‘Save […]
  • Champion Beer of Britain - CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition sees a selection and judging process over almost a year, with initial county categories selected by an online vote open to all CAMRA members followed by a programme of judging in their categories at various beer festivals around the country until the finalists are judged by a blind tasting panel […]
  • Pub Matters - CAMRA has launched a new hard-hitting campaign to urge the Government to close national planning loopholes. The campaign, ‘Pubs Matter: So why can’t we have a say’, aims to give power back to local communities by ensuring planning permission is always required before the change of use or demolition of a pub. Local pubs are […]
  • Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 16.51.56 Whatpub.com - What Pub is CAMRA's national pub database website and is growing to become the first port of call to find out comprehensive information about real ale pubs in the UK.

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Other News

  • beer-master-standing-cropped Win a year’s worth of beer with our “Beer Master’s Tache” competition - This year’s Great British Beer Festival will be hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.